IACP Technology Center
The IACP Technology Center is designed to function as a comprehensive resource for law enforcement agencies and IACP Member in planning, implementing, and managing technology to a) improve public and officer safety and homeland security, b) enhance the effectiveness of operations and the efficient use of resources, and c) support and encourage the professional development of law enforcement personnel, public safety agencies, and IACP Members.
Technology programs addressed by the Center are broadly arrayed, ranging from Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR), in-car cameras, and biometric identification technologies to national information sharing initiatives such as the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) program and the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X).
IACP Technology Policy Framework
Technology plays a crucial role in the daily work of law enforcement, equipping officers in the field with enforcement and investigative tools that can make them safer, better informed, and more effective and efficient. In response to the expanding use of new and emerging technologies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police has released a Technology Policy Framework to guide the development and support policies that ensure responsible and effective deployment and use of technologies. A copy of the IACP Technology Policy Framework can be found HERE.
2015 LEIM Conference: May 18-20, 2015, San Diego, California
The 2014 LEIM Conference and IT Summit have concluded and the LEIM Board of Officers and IACP staff are now actively planning for the 2015 LEIM Conference, which will be held May 18-20, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. The Call for Presentations will be released on October 1, 2014 and Early-bird registration will open December 1, 2014. More details will be posted here in the future.
Cloud Computing in Law Enforcement: Guiding Principles & Survey Results
Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and around the world are increasingly considering cloud computing as a viable option to support information management and operations. The IACP and SafeGov co-hosted a symposium called “Leveraging the Cloud in Law Enforcement" in January 2013. The symposium featured results of a survey of IACP members undertaken by IACP, the Ponemon Institute, and SafeGov regarding cloud computing and its application to law enforcement. Results of the survey of IACP members can be found HERE.
In addition to the survey, IACP also developed Guiding Principles on Cloud Computing for Law Enforcement. These principles, which were developed in collaboration with experts from SafeGov and key law enforcement subject matter experts from around the United States, establish clear and concise parameters and a path forward for the exploration of cloud-based computing solutions and services by law enforcement. The principles were updated in October 2013.
World Innovation Conference: The Future of Law Enforcement Information Management
IACP, together with a variety of international law enforcement professional associations and European partners, host the first World Innovation Conference: The Future of Law Enforcement Information Management. WICLEIM2014 on June 10-12, 2014, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. An overview of the conference and results can be found here.
Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Section
The IACP LEIM Section provides law enforcement executives, IT managers, and technology specialists with a forum in which to share information, leading practices and lessons learned regarding state-of-the-art law enforcement information management, communications and interoperability, technology standards, and information sharing. Comprised of approximately 700 members, the LEIM Section is a rich source of information for chiefs, operational practitioners, and technologists. If you are not already an LEIM member, Join Today! (Note: You must be an IACP member to join. CLICK HERE to join the IACP and the LEIM Section.)
The LEIM Section has created a Subgroup of IACP on LinkedIn. The LEIM Section Subgroup is open to all IACP LEIM Section members. This Subgroup is our initial effort to build a dynamic community of practice among law enforcement executives, operational managers, and information technology professionals. The primary objectives are to share best practices, lessons learned, and issues of common concern. Please join today!
IACP Committees Addressing Technology
IACP hosts several committees that deal directly with law enforcement technology, including the Communications & Technology Committee, the Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Committee, and the Computer Crime & Digital Evidence (CCDE) Committee. More information regarding committee membership, activities, and resources can be found on committee webpages.
LE-ITS Technology Clearinghouse
The IACP Law Enforcement-Intelligent Transportation Systems (LE-ITS) Technology Clearinghouse, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), maintains a comprehensive Web-based library of resources providing executives and technologists with contemporary information on leading law enforcement information technology projects. To learn more, visit the LE - ITS Technology page or contact David J. Roberts 800-843-4227, ext. 858.